This carved Bakelite Chinese Asian figure is 7 inches tall from the bottom of the base to the top of the head. It is about 12 inches around the thickest part. (elbow to edge of hat). The statue is carved from a single SOLID piece of buttery yellow Bakelite. It is very heavy. Circa 1938.
Guaranteed vintage Bakelite. Double tested; positive results.
The figure is of an old man, perhaps a beggar, as he has a bowl in one hand. It sits on a footed, carved, wood stand. There are lots of pictures. Please view them all and send questions.
Carved figure is very detailed. There are some dark accents; beard, eyes, under his arms, hands, hat etc.
The bottom half of one leg is missing. There is a small piece chipped off his cape where it meets his hat. The finish is both shiny and matte. There are some unpolished areas such as under his hat. You should be able to see all of this in the pictures.
This statue lived in a window seat for about 40 years. It has oxidized to this yellow color. The color is in uneven but not unpleasant tones. It was probably a bright, golden yellow when first carved.
This is a great piece for an Asian a/o Bakelite collector.
It weighs well over a pound. The most economical shipping price is via Priority mail. Part of the insurance covered in that cost. You can decline further insurance if you have a secure delivery site.
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Carved Bakelite Asian Chinese Figure on Stand